I am Oregon grown - a graduate of the Beaverton School District, University of Portland, and Portland State University. For the two years prior to joining Highland Park, I worked as an assistant principal at Stoller Middle School. Prior to that, I taught at the middle school level for over twenty years. I love the middle school years - a time of growth, change, and self discovery. I taught math in three Oregon districts but also taught many other subjects along the way. My path has included coaching, student leadership, AVID leadership, and service learning. I am committed to a high quality education for all students.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, son, daughter, dog and cat. I love outdoor activities, visiting extended family, trying new things, reading great books, and a large variety of cuisines.
I am so excited to be a part of the Highland Park community! Highland has compassionate teachers, committed parents, and fabulous students. Our mission is to engage, empower, and inspire, and the inspiration is contagious!
I am a native Oregonian. I love the outdoors and spending time with my daughter, Victoria. My parents were teachers, but I never thought I would find my career passion in education. To me, the best thing about my job is the feeling that I am making a difference in the lives of students.
My approach to working with students is to take every opportunity to find a learning experience. This means looking for opportunities to grow and learn for the students and for myself. The students teach us so much about how to best do our job. I am honored to be part of a great team and community.
"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." - Aristotle